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a marriage license now that they can legally wed. the county clerk's office in seattle opened at midnight to accommodate couples eager to make history. there's another historic first in washington overnight. it is now legal to buy and possess pot. the law, though, bans public use of marijuana, like drinking in public. and it's against the wall to sell pot. the state is trying to work out a system to license growers. >>> and with that, we'll take a look -- >> you can't buy it or sell it. >> time, now, for the weather across the country. showers from portland to seattle. up to eight inches of snow in the northern cascades and rockies. mild in the nation's midsection. pop-up showers in omaha, cincinnati and louisville. and scattered showers from the carolina coast through florida. >> 70s from dallas to miami. mostly 40s in the northeast and midwest. 37 in billings. >>> up next, a megabank braces for a major hit. layoffs for thousands of workers. >>> but things are looking up, though, for starbucks, which announces major expansion plans. ready to open two stores every day. >>> and later in "t
fired up. >> fired up. talk about fired up. for thousands of people in seattle and all across washington state, this day could not come soon enough. it is day one of legal recreational marijuana use. courtesy of the voters who passed a landmark referendum last month. from this day forward, if you are old enough to drink, you can consume as much as one ounce of pot in washington state but you still can't grow it and you still can't sell it. technically, you still can't buy it and you're not supposed to light up in public either. what are you all doing out there at that party? my colleague was there. he was on the not so mean streets when the law took effect. i'll be interested to find out what the absentee rate is at seattle workplaces today, miguel. >> reporter: i think most people are going to work here. it's not quite as crazy as that. it's cold and rainy. puts a damper on things. there were a lot of parties across the entire state and a lot of those issues you raised will be taken care of in the near future. last night was a night for celebration for these folks. >> four, three, two,
mellow celebration at seattle's space needle? pot smokers lit up like it was new year's eve. new voter approved initiative went into effect midnight. this pot party technically, is illegal. wz's law bans smoking pot in public places. for now the seattle police department is turning a blind eye. this notice was sent to all officers last night. until further notice officers shall not take any enforcement action, other than to issue a verbal warning, for a violation of initiative 502. miguel marquez is in seattle. you were there at midnight for the big party, when the law went into effect. what was it like? >> reporter: well, it was a lot of pot being smoked. i think i must have a contact high from all of that. it was one of many, many parties across the state last night as proponents of this law celebrate the first time that pot is legal here. it's the first step in a very long process. ♪ because i got high >> reporter: the moment recreational pot, anything less than an ounce no longer illegal in washington state. >> it's amazing. i'm not a criminal anymore. i can't go to jail for smal
, though, to portland, seattle, salt lake city and helena. up to a foot of snow in the northern rockies, cascades and sierra nevada. a big cooldown in the midwest. scattered showers and thunderstorms in the carolinas, atlanta and new orleans. >> 50s in the northeast. mostly 40s in the midwest. denver hovering near 70, 25 degrees above normal. just shy of 80 in phoenix. >>> when we come back this morning, home sweet home prices. the housing market is really on a roll. >>> and then, something fishy. a taste test of some genetically-modified salmon. it could be headed to your dinner plate. but it's nothing found in nature. >>> and the dog that found itself on some very thin ice. and the rescuers, though, who raced to save him. >>> welcome back, everyone. there's another sign this morning that the housing market is recovering. home prices in october were up more than 6% from a year earlier, the biggest yearly gain in more than six years. prices rose in all but five states. they were off just a fraction from september. but analysts say that's the end of the summer home buying season. >>> a c
with a pot party at seattle space needle overnight. it's not a blanket license to smoke pot anywhere anytime. cnn's miguel marquez has been up all night, live in seattle for us. so it's not illegal to smoke marijuana but the whole distribution network of marijuana and the distribution and sale of marijuana is still illegal. there's a big asterisk here for recreational pot users. >> reporter: for now it is. in the next year or so that will be taken care of, as this law takes effect. but today was the first big step in what people here are calling a revolution. that pot, less than an ounce is now legal to possess and use. ♪ ♪ i messed up my entire life because i got high ♪ >> reporter: anything less than an ounce no longer illegal in washington state. >> it's amazing. i'm not a cell anymore. i can't go to jail for small amounts of marijuana, you know. i'm free to be free. >> reporter: several dozen hard core smokers showed up here to the base of the space needle, the symbol of the city and state to light up at the stroke of midnight. while the new law does not allow smoking in public pla
to celebrate another new law in washington state. several people starting smoking pot, at seattle's space needle, at the stroke of midnight. that's when possessing small amounts of marijuana became legal under state law. but, these pot smokers are actually breaking the law, since it is still illegal to smoke it in public. but seattle police officers were told to only issue warnings for just ahead: major retailers are accused of failing to warn customers about potentially dangerous baby powderand, still to come this midday: a major insurance company warns customers about the security breach that will affect more than a million people and later in lunchbreak:perfect to serve holiday guests, we're making a simple but elegant salad -- with artichokes, pears, toasted hazelnuts and cheddar cheese. federal officials have filed a complaint against a company that makes baby products after five infants died. the consumer product safety commission was in discussions with "baby matters llc" to recall a popular infant recliner called the "nap nanny." children were found hanging or fell out of the re
-medical usa. john blackstone reports from seattle that supporters wasted no time celebrating. >> three, two, one -- whew! >> reporter: at the stroke of midnight, cheers in seattle of marijuana officially becoming legal in washington state. >> yeah! >> reporter: an impromptu celebration was head, appropriately enough at the space needle, a seattle high point. did you ever think you'd see this day? >> i certainly did not. i did not. >> reporter: the air was filled with the scent of victory. for those who campaigned for this night. although, that itself is stretching the new law. it is not legal to use marijuana in public, just like alcohol. and while it is now legal for those 21 and over to buy marijuana, it is not yet legal to sell it. the state still has to write rules for licensing marijuana retailers. >> this is the beginning of -- >> reporter: washington voters passed the law partly because of the efforts of one well-traveled resident of the state. >> hi. i'm rick steves. >> reporter: rick steves for 20 years hosted a popular public travel show was prominent among those campaigning for l
of a seattle hotel tonight after being arrested for a bar fight. all that comes after this video surfaced. allegedly showing williams punching a target security guard. the 19-year-old guard says it started with williams giving him a hard time for selling his personal motorcycle helmet. and then it got physical. >> he approached me and the argument got escalated. and that's when he hate me. people are saying it's worth millions of dollars and he just cost me my job. >> the security guard said he was fired without explanation when the video hit you tube. police want the da's office to charge williams with battery. >> bay area shoppers are getting extra protection. christin ayers explains how oakland police will be out in force separating the naughty from the nice. >> reporter: it happens frequently where chelsea adams works. >> there's a bunch of little teenagers that will come and hang out and hit all the stores. i've not seen an extra police presence. >> across the country you see an increase in crime during the holiday season. >> strings of thefts and muggings have spiked over the last s
hundreds waited for hours for the office to open midnight in seattle to start handing out licenses. washington joins eight other states that allow gay and lesbian couples to wed. last month voters approved a measure to legalize same-sex marriage. >>> also, this morning in washington, pot smokers celebrating the state becoming the first in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana use. midnight they started smoking marijuana at seattle's space needle which breaks part of the new law that forbids lighting up in public the law only allows people to smoke in the privacy of their homes. >>> traffic and weather together, next on the abc7 morning news. big day raiders day here, you want to know about game time weather, meteorologist mike nicco will have the full forecast. golden gate bridge unlike yesterday, dry. a little mist. we'll check in with sue to see how that is affecting traffic. >>> peyton manning brings his broncos to town for raiders day let's hope it turns out better than this for palmer and the silver and black. we'll be right back. good morning! wow. want to start the d
couples are able to legally marry. there are more than 140 people that registered to marry at seattle city hall. seattle mayor mike mcginn called in a great and joy is a day with a noose rights be recognized. >> we will be right back--a new civil rights being recognized you won't take my life. you won't take our future. aids affects us all. even babies. chevron is working to stop mother-to-child transmission. our employees and their families are part of the fight. and we're winning. at chevron nigeria, we haven't had a reported case in 12 years. aids is strong. aids is strong. but we are stronger. and aids... ♪ aids is going to lose. aids is going to lose. ♪ welcome back to the kron 4 morning news. if you are wondering what happened to those instagram photos were trying to share on twitter you're not alone. >> twitter says instasgram via a direct link on twitter--has disabled: aggression with the social network if i. photos can be shared from the instyagram via a direct link on twitter but the photo is invisible on the to before. instead gramm was acquired earlier in the year for $1 bi
. to celebrate, pot smokers have been lighting up in the shadow of seattle's iconic space needle. cnn's miguel marquez is in seattle for us this morning. morning. >> reporter: good morning there. this was only one of many parties across the state with people just taking the first step as this new law is implemented. ♪ >> reporter: the moment recreational pot, anything less than an ounce, no longer illegal in washington state. >> it's amazing. i'm not a criminal anymore. i can't go to jail for small amounts of marijuana. you know, it's -- i'm free to be free. >> reporter: several dozen hard-core smokers showed up here to the base of the space needle, the symbol of the city and of the state to light up at the stroke of midnight. and while the new law does not allow smoking in public places, seattle police and police departments across the state are turning a blind eye tonight, allowing celebrations to light up. this is what you'd assume the stores will look like or something along these lines? >> so, yeah, our stores are going to have the feel of a fine cigar shop. >> jaymon shively, once a hi
day sunday at seattle city hall. 133 same-sex couples tied the knot. sarah and emily cover were among the first couples to get married. the same-sex couples married sunday in seattle were among the first to pick up their marriage licenses last thursday. the state required a three-day waiting period before ceremonies. >>> european union leaders are in oslo to receive the nobel peace prize. hundreds of protesters have been braving oslo's snow. the prize was meant to honor contributions to disarmament and eu member states account for a third of global arms exports. >> thanks, christine. >>> it is now 15 minutes after the hour. time for "early read," your local newsmaking national headlines. a big medical story in the "philadelphia enquirer." it's in a lot of papers this morning. very promising progress in the fight against leukemia. this is happening in the university of pennsylvania where doctors are using gene therapy to irrad indicate certain cancer cells. the first cases, seven of them are now free of the disease. the findings are already being presented by penn's research team. they
slate tech report >>pam: the state of washington has more than 200 couples lined up at the seattle county courthouse in to get their marriage lincenses signed. 77-year-old jane abbott lightly and 85-year-old petey petersen who have been together for 35 years were the first couple to receive their marriage license. a three-day waiting period is required before marriage licenses are valid. but supporters of same-sex marriage say today is an important day for their cause. >> also in washington state. it's a "pot party" in washington state. a new law -- legalizing recreational marijuana use -- took effect at midnight. the law says adults 21 years and older can now possess up to an ounce of pot. but growing or selling the drug remains a crime. still -- pot smokers preferred to emphasize the positive -- ringing in the new year with -- well -- smoke rings at seattle's space needle. >>pam: the aftermath of hurricane sandy is driving business in washington today. as the senate meets to talk about the storm's impact on transportation, the push for state aid continues from high-profile advoca
williams did not show up for an arraignment in seattle. despite all of the controversy, his manager says he's not retiring and he will continue his nationwide tour. >>> well, george zimmerman, the florida man charged with fatally shooting trayvon martin, filed a defamation lawsuit against nbc universal. the lawsuit is in response to several edited versions of zimmer plan's 911 call that ran on nbc in march. zimmerman claims as a racist. zimmerman claims he shot 17- year-old trayvon martin in self- defense. >>> let's go out to tara moriarty in for sal. getting heavier, tara? >> that's right. along 80, near the -- right along 88 near the dumb barton, we have some -- dumbarton, we have some traffic there. be aware of that. up next, let's take a look at the bay bridge toll plaza, you can see that the metering lights are on and i would give yourself an extra 15 to 20 minutes to get into san francisco this morning. those metering lights have been on since about 6:00. down in the south bay, 101, you can see traffic on the right- hand side of your screen. you can see the brake lights. those are hea
's leaving the business altogether. williams telling a seattle tv station this week he is retiring from stand-up. this comes after his arrest in washington sunday following a bar fight and multiple arrests on the west coast. the last three weeks including one right here in oakland on november 14. he is scheduled to be in court in seattle tomorrow. and you have heard this guy before? you say he is pretty good? >> yeah. he has been on shows before and he's pretty funny. i don't know what happened. >> it's been a tough couple of weeks. >>> let's check the roads. >> gianna, that's your job. how's it looking? >> not so good. we have a laundry list of accidents. first of all, on the south bay north 101 at mckee blocking languages tracked backed up. 880/237, we are starting to see a bit of a backup there, as well. if you are working your way north 17 at scotts valley road a wreck in lanes. chp on scene. south 101 at cesar chavez reports of a traffic alert now. major report on the northbound side, as well. chp on scene there. we'll get more details but
by the governor. dozens of people got marriage licenses at the courthouse in seattle. the state has a three-day waiting period so the earliest it can start is on sunday. >>> a federal government is taking action against the makers of a portable baby recliner after five infant deaths. this is the new model of the nap nanny called the chill. the consumer product safety commission says the device poses substantial risk of injury and death to babies. the company that makes it, baby matters, went out of business a month ago. >>> the temptation not to cheat on a diet is hard enough. now it seems though diets may enhance your sweet tooth. researchers from northwestern university found sweets taste much better when the person is cheating on a diet. yeah, a little drama helps party. the results show the more guilt that you feel the more pleasure you get from eating the treats. i think that's true actually. >> now watching them eat that i want some sweets. >> there you go. >> right? >> we'll get on that right away. >> okay, thanks. >>> it's 5:20. it's official. cal has a new head football coach. >> p
to pick up marriage licenses at the county courthouse in seattle. the governor signed the measure into law yesterday. the state has a three-day waiting period so the earliest they can start is sunday. >>> a new poll finds californians are more optimistic about governor brown and prop 30. after passage of prop 30, tax hikes, the governor's job approval rating has hit 48% now. nearly half think the state is going in the right direction since prop 30 passed but 94% of those polled believe the state's fiscal future overall is still a problem. >>> tax hikes pushed by governor brown approved by voters this year could slow economic growth but not for the long term. that's from a new study out of ucla which shows prop 30 won't derail our state's recovery. the proposition boosts sales tax a quarter of a cent and retroactively raising income tax for the wealthy. >>> a number of state lawmakers apparently like the cars the state used to provide for them. a yearling, the perk of a free car was taken away from the legislators but at least 37 of them decided to buy those cars the state was selling. but
, sunny, 50. increasing clouds, seattle, 44 degrees. >>> a bizarre report that a convicted murderer had a plan to kidnap and kill justin bieber. they were arrested in vermont about a week before bean 'eers concert. he's reportedly obsessed with the beesh but turned in tit ove to a would-be assassin. >>> a high-speed chase in los angeles. a jewelry robbery, stole a car and raced through the streets. jumped out, ran through the baseball field filled with children where the l.a. police chief was giving away toys. the suspect event ueli gave up. the campus of cal state fullerton was put on lockdown while the police searched for another suspect. they were eventually given the all clear. officials say he may have been tweeting from the university. one other suspect is still at large. >>> now to an innovative way to smuggle marijuana across the border. they found canisters littering a field near the colorado river. police say they used pressurized cannon like the ones used during sporting events. fire in the hole. the smugglers apparently fill soup cans full of drugs and then launch them into
lining up outside a seattle administration building. they began picking up their wedding licenses this morning. >>> the nominations for the 2013 grammy awards are in. six different artists tied for top nominee. they are kanye west, jay-z, frankie ocean. mumford and sons and the band fun. and call me maybe up for song of the year. the grammys will air on february 10th. i. >>> red parking meters around town designed to fight fraud and provide parking for the disabled but up next, that effort isn't going as planned and the costing you. we'll get the details. >> this morning is a far cry from where we were yesterday and the day before with the temperatures. cooler air kicking in. i'm he have the details on how long it will stick around. and your full forecast. we'll be back after the break. >>> time now for a fox 5 holiday tradition. accepted in your ornaments for the fox 5 christmas tree. we'll decorate a tree with your festive donation and give it to a local charity to brighten up your holiday. your holiday. be sure to put it to the attention of the fox 5 christmas tree. s tree. >>>
cell on sunday. for "good morning america," neal karlinsky, abc news, seattle. >> what a story. >>> now, to the latest twist in the controversial utah custody battle. a baby girl was put up for adoption without her soldier father's knowledge or consent. a judge ordered the girl returned to her father. and now, the mother is speaking out in an abc news exclusive. amy robach is here with the latest on this controversial story. >> reporter: good morning to you. this bitter battle over a 21-month-old little girl, between her adoptive parents and the biological father, has grown more complicated. the girl's birth mother is speaking out to abc news. tira bland says no matter who has custody of her daughter, she is still her mother. and she still loves her. >> her well-being is all that matters to me. i want to see her successful. i want to see her in a home, a good home. >> reporter: but the question of just who provides that home is now at the center of a contentious custody battle. bland's ex-husband, terry achane, a sergeant in the army, said bland put his daughter up for adoption without
retirement from stand up, i'm kind of done. >> reporter: williams was arrested at a seattle bar over the weekend and last night in oakland for hitting a man. when he appeared at the oakland coliseum his bodyguards carried him off the stage when he threatened to pick a fight with a fan. many at his show described his behavior as odd and they sued him. >>> los angeles mayor antonio villaraigosa made the announcement today for the ports of los angeles and long beach. experts say the shut down costs an estimated $1 billion a day. >>> in news of the world tonight, in egypt more than 100,000 people protested outside the presidential palace in cairo. they call it the last warning and some of them actually breeched the palace walls. the protesters are furious at president morsi over broad powers. they want to force him from office just like they did with former president mumbarak nearly a year ago. >>> large waves and strong winds are battering a cargo ship off the coast of istanbul. the shift is drifting in heavy surf and there's black smoke pouring out. another ship that was carrying coal
. >> reporter: williams was arrested at a seattle bar over the weekend and last night in oakland for hitting a man. when he appeared at the oakland coliseum his bodyguards carried him off the stage when he threatened to pick a fight with a fan. many at his show described his behavior as odd and they sued him. >>> los angeles mayor antonio villaraigosa made the announcement today for the ports of los angeles and long beach. experts say the shut down costs an estimated $1 billion a day. >>> in news of the world tonight, in egypt more than 100,000 people protested outside the presidential palace in cairo. they call it the last warning and some of them actually breeched the palace walls. the protesters are furious at president morsi over broad powers. they want to force him from office just like they did with former president mumbarak nearly a year ago. >>> large waves and strong winds are battering a cargo ship off the coast of istanbul. the shift is drifting in heavy surf and there's black smoke pouring out. another ship that was carrying coal sank in the storm. one crew member is confirmed de
. more than 200 couples were lined up at the county courthouse in seattle. a couple that had been together for 35-years, were first in line. >> "to be number one is really humbling, you know, because i think of all the people who have worked very hard and looked forward to this day. and to be here, i hope they realize, we're just a symbol and all of them are right behind us." >>pam: it will be three more days until they are technically married in the eyes of the state. that's because washington waiting period, before marriage licenses are valid. supporters of same-sex marriage say. today is an important day for their cause. >>pam: local reservoirs have seen a much needed increase in water levels since the bay area got drenched with rain. this is what the uvas reservoir in the foothills of the santa cruz mountains looked like just last week. at 13-percent capacity. kron 4's alecia reid is in san mateo, to tell us where things stand now, after our recent downpours. >> the reserves in the santa clara improved significantly. levels are still not exactly where they need to be. since la
charged with killing susie coe's. they were arrested near seattle. they're accused of killing coe during a crime spree in october after breaking out of jail. >>> investigators are looking into a fire that forced two san jose restaurants to evacuate. it was reported just after 9 last night at san felipe road, and no flames were visible but there was a lot of smoke at this restaurant. pasta pomoadora a they traced the source to a crawl space near an outdoor electrical sign. >>> a christian youth group in oakland, thieves broke into their van and stole luggage, ids and $12,000. it happened while the group was eating lunch at a restaurant. they were just starting their 5 day trip. >>> san francisco crabbers are even crabbier after an oregon fishing boat crossed their picket line. the locals are on strike. fish brokers want to lower the price of crab from 3 bucks a pound to as low as 1.80 but the crab boat association says no deal. things got a little heated when a boat came in from oregon with a catch. >> i'm just trying to move a little product to try to keep the wheels turning and keep eve
. donate today. >> shepard: they were all out shopping in seattle last night and all of a sudden chaos when an escalator went all haywire inside a macy's department store. somebody snapped this photo of the scene just moments after the steps popped loose at the top of the escalator. a closer look shows how they folded on top of each other. we are told the incident injured a number of shoppers and paramedics took at least four people to hospitals including a woman and her two young children. >> tonight was a joyful night. we have snowflake lane. i'm sure they were here for that with their kids. so it's devastating. >> investigators say testimony as be to it a mechanical failure but they tell us they are looking into how it happened. family members of this 46-year-old woman survived for a week eating nothing but tomatoes and snow. happened after a winter storm stranded her boyfriend and her during a drive through syria, nevada. she took shelter in a hollowed out tree while the boyfriend set out for help. >> she is little but she is mighty. she is is a survivor and she lost life. >> searchers
fights. >>> earlier on fox, ultimate fighting championship taking place in seattle. henderson won, his second successful title defense. >>> the los angeles dodgers took on l250 $250 million worth of payroll and that still didn't get them into the playoff, but it stop them from being big spenders. they are committing $137 to zach greinke, who started last season in milwaukee and traded to the angels. greinke is the top pitcher on the market this offseason and the deal reportedly for six years which breaks down to $24.5 per league. and the trade between the texas rangers and phillies. michael young a 7-time all-star is headed to philadelphia. young has spent all 12 of his seasons with the rangers. young who was the rangers all- time leader in a number of categories goes to philly in change for good morning! wow. want to start the day with something heart healthy and delicious? you're a talking bee... honey nut cheerios has whole grain oats that can help lower cholesterol. and it tastes good? sure does! right... ♪ wow. delicious, right? yeah. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... ♪
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legally get married. many people wasted little r the time and lined occupy outside a seattle administering building shortly after the governor signed the law yesterday. the law legalizing marijuana possession also went into effect in washington state. adults can have up to one ounce of pot but it is still banned from public use just like drinking alcohol. >>> coming up next, remembering a jazz legend who helped bring the art form to the masses with a hit that can just about put anybody in a good mood. >> but first, we'll have today's forecast that will also make you feel good as we listen to some of that music. we'll check in with gwen when fox 5 morning news continues. q get irresistibly clean and fresh carpets in your home with resolve deep clean powder. the moist powder removes three times more dirt than vacuuming alone while neutralizing odors for a clean you can see, smell and really enjoy. don't just vacuum clean. resolve clean. >>> wear just 19 days away from christmas. how can that be? the national christmas tree lighting ceremony gets started at 4:30 today. this is its 9 onth year
, these new laws mark a shift towards legal personal use. our miguel marquez was in seattle at the moment when the new law became official. >> three, two, one! [ cheering snchl [. >> reporter: the moment recreational pot, mying less than an ounce, no longer illegal in washington state. >> it's amazing. i'm not a criminal anymore. i can't go to jail for small amounts of marijuana. you know? i'm free to be free. >> reporter: several dozen hard core smokers showed up here to the base of the space needle, a symbol of stet and of the state to light up at the stroke of midnight, and while the new law does not allow smoking in public places, seattle police and police departments across the state are turning a blind eye tonight allowing celebrations to light up. >> this is what you assume the stores will look like or something along these lines? >> yeah. our stores are going to have the feel of a fine cigar shop. >> reporter: jayman was a high profile executive at microsoft now preparing to open as many as two dozen highend marijuana shops in washington and colorado. yesterday he would be called a dru
in the united states. and an improm tu pot party. take a look. yep. pot party at midnight near a seattle landmark. the space needle. look at the crowds. marking the moment washington state became the first in the nation to legalize marijuana for recreational use. washington voters approved it last month's election so let me throw this at you. there's ground rules here. you have to be over the age of 21. you can have up to an ounce in your possession. no more. and despite seattle's overnight smoke fest, you are not supposed to light up a joint in public. here's a big catch. you still have to go underground to get it. growing and selling pot illegal. at least for now they are. miguel marquez has the story in seattle. miguel? >> reporter: brooke, for pot smokers here in washington state, it is a day for celebration and partying. the legalization of pot. but proponents of this initiative say this is only the first step. this is what you assume the stores will look like? >> yeah. our stores are going to have the feel of a fine cigar shop. >> reporter: jaman was at microsoft and preparing to o
of every in seattle. governors signed the measure into law yesterday. the state has a three-day waiting period. so the earliest weddings could take place over the weekend on sunday. >>> the feds are targeting a baby recliner maker after five babies died using the product. this is a new model of the nap nanny called the chill. the cpsc says the device poses substantial risk of injury and in some cases death to babies. the first two versions of the nap nanny were recalled after four deaths. the commission says it has received more than 70 reports of children nearly falling out of those recliners. >>> it's 6:20 right now. who has just been named head coach at cal. >> and it's an 18-foot fadeaway a buzzer beater that earned our play of the day. we have it coming up. >> very stormy weather around the bay area. lots of snow though in the high country if you have to get up there to ski, here's the snow report. more on your weather coming up. ,,,, at bank of america, we're continuing to lend and invest in the people, businesses, and organizations that call the bay area home. whether it's helpin
williams also failed to show up at an arraignment in seattle to face charges he hit a man with microphone and threw chairs at fans. despite all the controversy williams managers say he's not retiring and will continue with his nation-wide tour. >>> police in mill valley have arrested a manager of an assisted living facility on suspicion of fraud, identity theft, and financial elder abuse. mario of novato is suspected of stealing more than $40,000 from a woman who lived at the marin terrorist assisted living facility. the woman has no family and her financial advisor noticed charges she couldn't center made. >>> the federal communications commission is pushing for a change in policy when it comes to the use of electronic devices on flights. right now the faa requires all devices be turned off during takeoff and landing. but the new york time reports the fcc chairman wants passengers to be able to keep using their devices at all times. he sent a letter to the federal aviation administration that says it will review the policy. >>> time now just about 6:19. tara is back. and more accidents i
. >> should for $7 a cup. your thursday forecast, everybody. we have showers from portland to seattle. up to 8 inches of snow in the cascade and northern rocky. still mild in the nation's midsection. pop-up showers around omaha, nebraska and louisville. scattered showers from the carolina coast through florida. >> 70s from dallas to miami. mostly 40s in the northwest. 77 in phoenix. 37 in billings. >>> 'tis the season for some really funny movie, funny flicks. we want your help to pick the best, "world news now" classic christmas competition. say that five times fast. >> that is a mouthful. get this -- log on to tower website at wnnfans.com. and vote. we both look borderline. >> i look cross eyed. you look constipated. >> too many candy canes. vote early and often. on our facebook page. let us know -- let us know "elf" or "bad santa" or "christmas vacation." let us know! >> we'll reveal the winners later this month and you will like the unveiling process. [ laughter ] >> we will have fun. i know what my pick is. wait to see what america and dozens of viewers have to say about that. >> america.
's a risk of landslides, like that one, in everett. the ground could also slide in seattle, tacoma and bremerton. one year, 365 days. that's how long american scott kelley and a russian will spend on the sbrshl space station. his trip will be the longest by an american on a single mission. john zarrella joins us now. tell us more, john. >> reporter: holding a briefing about the mission now and what to expect. in about an hour or so, maybe a little less, kelly and his russian counterpart will also hold a press briefing and talk about, you know, how they were selected, the process. and what they expect. you know, this is a huge, huge step, if you want to do a deep space mission, because so little is known about the long-term effects of weightlessness on the body. if you're talking about going to an asteroid or mars, you're talking about round trip missions of a year or two years if you're going to go to mars. weightlessness affects the blood pressure, eyesight. it affects bone density. it affects muscle mass. so many different things beyond just the technical issues that have to be u
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